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NEXTHouse / David Vandervort Architects

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Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower / Tange Associates

  • Architects: Tange Associates
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Tange Associates
  • Client: Mode Gakuen
  • Area: 3541.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Koji Horiuchi

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Kanzlei Balkenhol / Ecker Architekten

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González

Emmental Stairs Apartment / Éva Katona, Péter Szigeti & Biljana Jovanović

© Gerardo Altemir © Gerardo Altemir © Gerardo Altemir © Gerardo Altemir

Les Franaqueses del Vallés House / CPVA Arquitectes

  • Architects: CPVA Arquitectes
  • Location: Les Franqueses del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects: CPVA Arquitectes
  • Area: 659.85 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Simon Garcia

© Simon Garcia © Simon Garcia © Simon Garcia © Simon Garcia

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis / LTL Architects

  • Architects: LTL Architects
  • Location: New York, NY, USA
  • Architect: Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects (LTL Architects)
  • Project Team: Paul Lewis (Principal), Marc Tsurumaki (Prinicipal), David J. Lewis (Principal), Clark Manning (Project Manager), Jason Dannenbring, Kristin Nakamura, Laura Cheung
  • Mechanical Engineer: Laszlo Bodak Engineer
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
  • Lighting Designer: Renfro Design Group
  • Graphic Consultant: Design 360
  • Audio Visual Consultant: VideoSonic
  • Contractor: R.P. Brennan
  • Area: 16000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Michael Moran Studio

© Michael Moran Studio © Michael Moran Studio © Michael Moran Studio © Michael Moran Studio

Friedrichstrasse 40 Office Building / Petersen Architekten

  • Architects: Petersen Architekten
  • Location: Friedrichstraße 40, 10969 Berlin, Germany
  • Architects: Petersen Architekten
  • Client: ANH Hausbesitz GmbH & Co.KG
  • Area: 1640.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

The Wheeler School Nulman Lewis Student Center / Ann Beha Architects

  • Architects: Ann Beha Architects
  • Location: Providence, RI, USA
  • Architect: Ann Beha Architects
  • Project Team: Thomas M. Hotaling AIA, LEED AP, Principal-in-Charge; Steven Gerrard AIA; Jason Bowers AIA, LEED AP; and Lindsey MacDonald
  • Structural Engineer: Odeh Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer: Wilkinson Associates
  • Electrical Engineer: Gaskell Associates
  • Civil / Geotechnical Engineer: Geisser Engineering Corporation
  • Landscape Architect: Pressley Associates
  • Lighting Designer: Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting
  • Code And Fire Protection: Ramsey Loga, PE
  • Acoustician: Acentech
  • Specifications: Wil-Spec
  • Food Service: Crabtree McGrath Associates
  • Contractor: Agostini Construction Co.
  • Estimator / Construction Advisor: Queastor Group
  • Area: 5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: David Lamb Photography

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'Meissen | SO - IL': 18th-Century porcelain in contemporary architecture

Meissen | SO – IL Exhibition / © Iwan Baan
Meissen | SO – IL Exhibition / © Iwan Baan

In the Netherlands, Meissen porcelain is often regarded as ‘high-class kitsch’. Its sumptuous, often narrative style of decoration puts it at odds with the minimalistic and conceptual traditions of Modernism. Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) was commissioned by Kunsthal KAdE to design an ideal contemporary three-dimensional setting in which to present the porcelain such that it would challenge this prejudice and focus attention on the great sculptural, artistic and technical strengths of Meissen. In response, SO – IL has designed 32 modern, geometrically shaped showcases in bright colors and with ‘pointed tops’. These showcases not only serve the Meissen objects also autonomous in character. More images by Iwan Baan and information after the break.

Athletic Ripples / Studio Symbiosis

Courtesy Studio Symbiosis
Courtesy Studio Symbiosis

Architects Amit Gupta and Britta Knobel Gupta of the India based design firm, Studio Symbiosis, have shared with us their recent proposal, Athletic Ripples, for the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex. Additional images and a description from the architects can be found after the break.

LAPD MTD + MSP / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

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© Fotoworks

This project is one piece of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) new headquarters facility, originally awarded through a competition to a team that included the LA office of DMJM/Design (now part of AECOM), Denver-based Roth+Sheppard, Studio 0.10, and John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK).

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Architect: John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Project Area: 300,000 sqf Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Fotoworks

Architecture City Guide: Columbus

Courtesy of Flickr CC License / sombraala
Courtesy of Flickr CC License / sombraala

This week our Architecture City Guide is headed to Columbus; Indiana that is. We have already made the trip to Columbus, Ohio. This lesser known Columbus only has a population of 44,000 people, but for what it lacks in size it makes up in architecture. Columbus, perhaps, has more notable modern architecture buildings per capita than any city in the United States. In fact, it was much harder narrowing the list down to 12 projects than finding enough for the city guide. With the buildings not on the list, it will be impossible to please everyone. Notably our list doesn’t even include Romaldo Giurgola’s Columbus East High School, Cesar Pelli’s Commons Centre and Mall, and SOM’s Republic Newspaper Building. Take a look at the 12 on our list and add your favorites in the comment section below. The Architecture City Guide: Columbus list and corresponding map after the break.

Brusselssprout Magazine: “Dubai Graphic and Visual Encyclopedia”

It strives, with the help of the curatorial endeavours of artists and projects that can contribute a different layer to the ever more monopolized artistic scene.

The third issue is “Dubai Graphic and Visual Encyclopedia”, Dubai Manifesto 3/3. Adapted for the latest electronic devices (Ipad, Kindle, etc), Brusselssprout can be downloaded quarterly in ePub and PDF format from the magazine’s official website.

More information on this third issue and some images after the break.

The Boutiq / Broadway Malyan

Courtesy Broadway Malyan
Courtesy Broadway Malyan

International design team Broadway Malyan, was recently tabbed to design a new luxury housing complex in Singapore. The project, “The Boutiq”, will be built on the grounds of the historic, recently demolished, Mitre Hotel. Additional renderings and a brief narrative can be seen after the break.

Made to Measure: The Architecture of Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Made to Measure is a monograph showcasing the work of Leers Weinzapfel Associates, an architecture firm based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Leers Weinzapfel Associates first gained prominence by taking on infrastructure projects that are often left to engineers. Where some might undertake these projects out of consequence, Leers Weinzapfel Associates revels in and seeks out these types of projects. The firm’s ability to finely execute such projects is displayed in the University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex presented in this book. Although infrastructure projects were their launching point, they now take on an incredibly wide range of projects. In fact, the majority of the projects presented in this book are not infrastructure projects. Perhaps there is something to be said for being able to do the ‘mundane’ well.

Take a look inside after the break.

GR230 / Code Architectural Design

  • Architects: Code Architectural Design
  • Location: Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Code Architectural Design
  • Area: 371.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of code architectural design

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Glen Osmond House / Swanbury Penglase

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